An At Home Date on YouTube? Yes, Please!
Now that we have a little one at home, it is much harder to get out for date night. We have been getting really creative over here to still have quality time date nights that can be done after the kiddo is in bed. We have done many of the at-home date nights from The Dating Divas site (it has totally saved date night for us in our situation!), and this YouTube date has been our favorite one so far! Not only can it be done at home, but it is free, easy to prep, relaxing and super fun!
I am constantly amazed at the amount of information you can find on the internet – including, and especially on YouTube! It has everything from educational videos, to product reviews, to tutorials, to date night ideas (shameless plug for our own Dating Diva YouTube channel!) to HIL-arious videos (my favorite!). You name it and you can probably find it on YouTube. One day while browsing through the site, I thought – this could be a fun date night and with the creative genius of our talented designer Carisa from Messes to Memories, a date night was made!
This date is:
An At-Home Date
Easy to Prep
The recipe for a great date! Check it out:
Since this date night is all about watching unique videos on YouTube, I thought it might be fun to send my spouse a video invitation. I had Carisa create a little video file and I texted it to my hubby to get him excited for the date!
You can download this video file at the bottom of this post or right-click on the video and select download.
For the first activity, we have a YouTube scavenger hunt! You can play this so many ways depending on how much time you have and whether you want to work together or surprise each other with your findings. We decided to divide the list up since we each have our own computer. I took half of the list and my husband took the other half. We gave ourselves 10 minutes to find our assigned videos from the list. Then, we showed each other the videos we found!
I can’t even tell you how fun it was! Watching the “music video for a popular song from your high school days,” ahem, The Macarena, was hilarious and we were both in tears watching the “video that features a person who overcame a great obstacle” that my husband found!
The next part of the date includes challenges! There are a dozen challenge cards included in this date with different tasks to complete with your spouse! They range from watching a video to learning a new skill, to trying not to laugh during a funny video. We totally failed at the challenge to not laugh during a “Try Not To Laugh Video Challenge Video“. It was practically impossible for us and seemed to make us laugh even more!
Finally, after an evening of so many videos, take some time to vote on your favorite overall videos in several categories. It will be fun to compare as well as remember the best videos you saw throughout the night!
The best part about this date night is that you could technically do it more than once. You can do the scavenger hunt and even most of the challenges over again and just find a different video that matches the challenge. There are so many videos out there!
We actually didn’t even finish all of the challenges in one evening so we have another date night ready to go for next time! I hope that you have as much fun on this date as we did! To get your printables for this date (including the video invitation) just click the links below!